Spring 2024 Video Project

Enjoy this video of our performance routine from this semester, “El Timbalito, performed on the campus of San Jose State University!

Thanks to Takeshi Young, Julieta Mendiola, Edward Lee, Jewell Claudio & Helen Vazquez for helping to choreograph the routine, and Jonnel Nomberto for help with videogrpahy!

Fall 2023 Auditions

SJSU Spartan Mambo 2023

We will be holding auditions again for our Salsa and Bachata teams this Fall!

Audition dates for the Salsa team will be Tuesday, September 5th 2023 and the audition for the Bachata team will be Friday, September 8th.

More details about the exact time and location of the auditions will be announced closer to the beginning of the semester.

Follow us on Instagram in order to stay up-to-date with the latest news about our team.

Join Us: Fall 2021 Auditions

SJSU Spartan Mambo Fall 2021 Audition

We are excited to be back in-person again this semester!

We will be holding workshops on Tuesday, August 31st and Wednesday, September 1st from 8pm-10pm at SRAC Studio D where you can meet the team and learn some basic steps.

The audition to join the team will be Thursday, September 2nd from 8pm-10pm in SRAC Studio D.

You can find out more details on our Audition page.

Join Us: Spring 2021 Orientation

SJSU Spartan Mambo Spring 2021

SJSU’s salsa dance team, Spartan Mambo, will be recruiting new members soon for the Spring 2021 semester!

Our first virtual orientation/practice will be held on Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 8 pm over Zoom.

At the orientation we will introduce the team, go over our plans for 2021, and do a light salsa dancing practice.

If you are interested in attending, please confirm on our event on Facebook!

Justicia: Video Project

We weren’t planning on doing another video project this semester, but the killing of George Floyd and the global movement it triggered inspired us to dance once more.

This time the backdrop is the boarded up store fronts of San Jose, put up to help prevent property damage and looting amidst the daily protests and heightened emotions, and the song is “Justicia” (Spanish for “Justice”)
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Spring 2020 Video Project: Indestructible

The Spring 2020 semester has been an incredibly challenging one for us and most other student organizations, as the Coronavirus pandemic has led to sheltering and place and the cancellation of all our planned events & competitions.

Despite the many challenges, we have continued as a club by holding classes online and working on projects together. This is our latest project, called “Indestructible”. It is danced to the song in the same name by Ray Barreto.

The video was filmed in a few different cities as many of our team members have gone home to stay with their families, including San Jose, Cupertino, Newark, Modesto, Tracy and Los Baños.

Though circumstances have forced us to be apart, we are together in spirit! We hope you enjoy the video!

Salsa Dancing at the Palace of Fine Arts

Check out our latest salsa dancing video, “Aquel Lugar”, filmed at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco!

This was one of the longest dance routines we have ever choreographed with the most dancers ever in a single performance– 35 in total! Shot in 40 degree weather in December in San Francisco!

We are very happy with the way the video turned out, and hope you enjoy!